The day will start with a trip to the Sigiriya Lion Rock. Sigiriya is labeled as the Eighth Wonder of the World and is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. SigiriyaFortress Rock is the best-preserved city center in Asia from the 1st millennium and the best-known monument here is undoubtedly the rock fortress of Sigiriya also known as the Sigiriya Lion Rock.
The complex consists of the central rock, rising 200 meters above the surrounding plain, surrounded by two moats and three ramparts. With its combination of buildings and gardens, pathways, water gardens and the fusion of symmetrical and asymmetrical elements, it displays the grandeur and complexity of urban-planning in 5th century Sri Lanka. [readmore] You will then be taken for a bit cave exploration at the Dambulla Cave Temple Complex. Dambulla is an ancient city with a history of early inhabitants reaching as far back as 7th to 3rd century BC.
The place is made famous by the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex, which contains statues and paintings, along with having the largest rose quartz mountain in South Asia which dates back to the 1st century BCE. The complex has five (5) caves under a vast overhanging rock and the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock.
There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various Hindu gods and goddesses. Spend time at the monastery which is still functional and receives visitors daily and learn a little bit more about Sri Lanka's wonderful history.Read more
When you enter to the Dambulla Temple you should cover your knees and shoulders
Please send your pick-up place in Colombo, Negombo, Kaluthara hotels or Airport during the booking (you would be asked for this by the system). Chauffeur will be pick you up around 6 o'clock of the Morning